Win a book!Seven years ago today, I started Savage Chickens! To help celebrate, and to thank you for your support, I’m giving away three signed copies of Savage Chickens: A Survival Kit for Life in the Coop. And I’ll include a drawing of your favourite Savage Chickens character.

There are two ways to win:
1. Add a comment to this post or to this post telling me which cartoon was your favourite one from the past year, or
2. Retweet my 7th anniversary cartoon on Twitter, or share it on GooglePlus.

I’ll choose three random winners on Friday night!

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140 Responses to Win a Savage Chickens book!

  1. Ant says:

    I <3 all of them! ๐Ÿ˜€ Does that count? Oh and first post! Yes, I am waiting for the latest comic strip before I go to bed! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Andy S says:

    I love so many, it’s hard to choose favorites. But, if I was pressed … the “Catnip Mouse” trilogy was goddamn awsome. But I also loved the “Better Watch Out” one. Santa with a sniper rifle. I knew you couldn’t trust that fat old man!

  3. Stefan says:

    Mine would be, I guess, it’s the one that I remember best at least :).

    I have the book already, although it’s in Kindle format, so the “cut this part out” pages are not as fun :).

  4. Jen says:

    The Bond Villans one. I cracked up when I read “He loves people” and an evil looking man with a sweet dog.

    Thank you for all the wonderful cartoons Doug!

  5. Russell Craig says:

    They were all great but I think the two best were probably the uncomfortable silence bear and how to cure your aracniphobia that one had me laughing for weeks

  6. BearSprite says:

    It took me a while to find it again, but “How To Cure Your Arachnophobia” is hands down my favourite. I had a friend who went through most of those steps, so I wasn’t sure where the joke was going to come from for about half the comic. Another great one was “How to Draw a Spider”, which sums up any How-To art instructions for me, who has had the same sloppy handwriting since age 3, and cannot draw a straight line with a ruler.

  7. aghalberto says:

    Which Tweet do we have to RT? I’m RTing each one ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. grinder says:

    I adore cats and I believe Ultimate Cat Tree is the best one (Cat Megaphone is awesome!).

  9. I love the Corporate Survivalist—he reminds me of some of the grief I dealt with at my last job.

  10. Michael says:

    Congratulations and many thanks for your assiduous ideas! You’re a f* genius!
    I read your daily chicken note with my first mo(u)rning coffee in the lab since 2006; it is hard to choose a favorite one from 2011, but I remember that I needed to laugh a lot about the “Chicken Sugar Bush”-comic (The Maple Tree).
    Best wishes and great success for the 8th year,
    your fast german reader – Michael

  11. Jenny says:

    My favourite comic was definitely the start of Catnip Mouse: Defense Attorney’s saga. The cats going wild get me every time!

  12. Viko says:

    Hey Doug.

    Even if i didn’t practice cubicle this one is my favorite :

  13. angela reyero says:

    those psicological results almost kill me! and catnip strips are pretty hilarious too ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Andrey Kutejko says:

    Tree astronaut made me laugh whole day.

  15. Rodrigo Ortiz Vinholo says:

    I’m a sucker for Time Travel. A Short History of Time Travel for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Patricia says:

    Congratulations Doug!!!
    First of all my favourite cartoon was “Cat Dreams” because even I love all your cartoons I’m particulary a fan of alien & cats! Hope you the best for this year!!!
    Best wishes from Buenos AIRES!!! ARgentina!!!

  17. dan says:

    I cant find it to post – But… it’s the cat jumping (springing) over the speck of dust (or nothing at all – as cats do) simply brilliant!!!

  18. Sharyn says:

    Congratulations on 7 years! For a 2011 favorite I couldn’t choose between Spot the Differences and A Visible Threat. I can’t believe more people don’t love Ninja Cow!

  19. Anna Lucia says:

    Spot the 8 differences is definitely my favorite this year. Though really they are all brilliant. I love all the literary reference cartoons too- take if three cities?! An instant classic.

  20. A Short History of TIme Travel is my all-time favorite. Hitler on a dinosaur!

  21. JK says:

    I really can’t choose a favorite, as I end up laughing at every single one, and every single one gets shared with whoever is sitting around me when I read it!

    Best wishes in yet another fantastic year!

  22. John says:

    I love the Freud ones. Found the most recent (‘Conclusive’ – particularly funny yet so, so, so true!

  23. Joshywah says:

    My favourite comic would have to be the catnip mouse trilogy

  24. Akeisha says:

    So many favorites but I think “Ultimate Cat Tree” is at the top of my list this year.

  25. nicole says:

    I like all of them, but “A Challenge” is one of my favorites:

  26. I have to admit — as a teacher — the toons about language have me laughing, and sharing with other teachers, on a regular basis.

  27. Ally says:

    I ? all of the cartoons, but one of my favorites is the “Attention Span” cartoon from January 6th. I can relate to it quite a bit, as I have a VERY short attention span. According to that cartoon, it’s been 2030 since the day I was born!! I think that it is truthfully a……Oh look, a shiny red ball!!

  28. Ally says:

    P.S. – That “?” was supposed to be a heart.

  29. Nate says:

    I like the “calculated risks” cartoon. It’s just true.

  30. anna says:

    i loved the recent catnip mouse: defense attorney series. hilarious! also, how to cure your arachnophobia. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Jonna says:

    Hands down best ever are Happy Bear, Uncomfortable Silence Bear, Awkward Bear (aka Inappropriate Sharing Bear). More Bears please!!!!

  32. Keith says:

    Transformer – Narcissatron and Vlad the Impala are good. I can’t review the whole year’s archive before I go to work this morning though.

  33. Dehrk says:

    I actually really enjoyed the catnip mouse ones! They were silly & great!

  34. Laura says:

    I loved the Catnip Mouse cartoons!

  35. Hannah says:

    As a receptionist/member services representative at a YMCA, the Error Message had me laughing. I try to phrase everything that way when reporting problems to my boss.

  36. engunneer says:

    The one I use when showing your comic to new readers is always Corporate Survivalist. Catnip mouse is certainly a recent favorite.

    Good luck on an 8th year!

  37. Wendy says:

    My faves from this year (sorry I have to list two!) are Sea Picnic and Starfish !

  38. sylvtrav says:

    Like everyone else, I love ’em all ๐Ÿ˜€ Since you’re being insistent tho, my fav of the year was “I Love You More” for the awesome expressions alone! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love you, man!

  39. DoubleJay says:

    My recent favorite is the “ice-cream man” comic. Gotta love incongruity.

  40. C says:

    I’m going to have to go with Communicating as my favorite depiction of my life. I mean, comic…

  41. Jessica says:

    One of my favorites was definitely the Ultimate Cat Tree. But I also really loved Infamous because it reminded me of the walking routine with my two dogs. Every tree!!

  42. Melanie says:

    your Valentine’s cartoons remain my all-time-favs.

  43. Pedro Vera says:

    Oh crap, I almost didn’t find catnip mouse!

  44. Ranko says:

    Congrats and keep on the great work! One of my favorite was actually published recently:
    And btw… I LOVE YOU MORE! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  45. bookchick says:

    fav this year: Ultimate Cat Tree
    is it possible to request an “Ultimate Chicken Coop” for my backyard chick-a-loonies?

    all time fave: Chaos in Hell still on my office door (librarian humor)

  46. Emily M says:

    My favorite was “Reconsidered”

    Or, at least, that was the one I emailed to people the most.

  47. Cheryl says:

    A Job for Engineering.
    Humor for the science fiction crafter.

  48. Ivy says:

    You had a brilliant year and I share a lot of your comics on G+, but The Island of Hipster Toys made me LOL on the interwebs even more than usual.

  49. Helen says:

    My favourite was “Death Works from Home”.

    Basically this one:

  50. Joรฃo says:

    I love that one “How To Cure Your Aracnophobia”. I also find the “Live Life” cartoon to be quite true to life nowadays, and it is among my favorites for sure.
    Best regards from Brazil!

  51. Satrina says:

    Pick meee! please pick me!

    I love them all but my absolute favorite from this past year is “How to Cure your Arachnophobia”

    Greetings from Mรฉxico!

  52. ohemgee says:

    my favorite of the year was:

    i love savage chickens because it is often the source of much needed laughter at work– this one was so perfect, i followed your directions and put it up in my office!

    thanks for the years of entertainment, and here’s to many more laughs!! congrats!

  53. Jacob Share says:

    What an achievement. May there be 7 more!

    “Hallucinations” makes me laugh every time I look at it, it’s brilliant.

  54. rotts says:

    I also liked “Death works from Home” best! Keep up the wonderful work!

  55. Meadow says:

    I subscribed to the daily Chicken in 2011, I look forward to it every morning.
    My favorite cartoon is… I can’t choose between them!
    Two of my recent favorites were “Better Watch Out”, & “Thank You”.
    Keep up the great work!

  56. Erik says:

    congratulations doug and keep on the awesome work!

    savage chickens was the first webcomic I started following more than 5 years ago and read every comic since then. i especially love the time travel series, including the one from february 9th… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    greetings from slovakia… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    oh and btw. no need to pick me: i got the book as a christmas present last year, woohooo! ๐Ÿ˜€

  57. Faycat says:

    Doug! Seven years, that’s so cool! We really can’t thank you enough for brightening up our lives with your little works of art on a daily basis… This year my favourite was Cat Adventures 7! Meow!

  58. Shannon Fyfe-Petersen says:

    I love them all and have been a fan for years. My all time favorite is Monday Maze from 3/5/07. I have it hanging up in my office and laugh about it often, many of my co-workers are now fans too. Thank you for the giggles throughout the years. ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Marco_Mo says:

    my favorite one this year has to be the one with all the chewbaca dialogues in the star wars movies… ust hilarious XD

  60. BKA says:

    Corporate Survivalist 5!!

    The Corporate Survivalist is by far the best new character!

  61. sam g says:

    godzilla attacks was the awesomest one from last year

  62. Abracarioca says:

    It was hard to choose but I love the Pie Chart one you did on Pi Day! Happy birthday ~:>

  63. Larry says:

    I got a good laugh from the “absinthe” one (and provided a link to it for friends!)

  64. Emmy says:

    I loved “A Short History of Personal Problems.” So true!

  65. Matthew says:

    I love “Crawling Onto Land” ๐Ÿ™‚ I love free books more! haha Thanks so much for all of the comics you continue to make for us Doug, keep up the great work!

  66. Rich says:

    I’d love a signed book! Then I’ll give the one I’ve got a soon-to-be convert ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. S. Tetroski says:

    My first Savage Chickens strip was “How To Cure Your Arachnophobia,” and it’s still my very favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win a book, and congrats on your seventh anniversary!

  68. aravis says:

    Hi Doug! Congratulations on your 7th year!
    My fave cartoon of 2011 was the Starfish Luke

  69. Jim says:

    Hands down it was “I Love You More”! My wife and I always do a routine similar to that. I get a little (maybe a lot) geeky about it until she gives up. I’ve even pulled a similar trick to the one in your version, which is why I had to post it to my wife’s FB so she can share in the laugh. Thanks for that one, my fave of ’11.

  70. S. Brown says:

    My favorite Savage Chicken’s comic is the corporate survivalist #3, I lol ever time I read it. Happy 7 years ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Florent says:

    I think catnip mouse is really making sense and got a point there. I’d also like to apply the arachnophobia stuff to someone I know.

    But I choose this one about marketing executives cause I did forward it to some marketing executive guys pictured in it (the one around the dots):

  72. Mihael says:

    It’s got to be the Corporate Survivalist series – I think that’s the best series you’ve done yet (except zombies). One that stands out is

    Love your cartoons! Cheers from Croatia!

  73. Jude says:

    This is my favorite cartoon, the one I instantly shared with my friend: We have both been so happy about getting jobs, only to discover soon thereafter that we’d arrived in job hell. I also read it shortly after I bombed that question in an interview. When I bought your book, I gave it to him because I gave up on working, but he’s still employed. That’s one reason I’d like to win a copy for myself.

  74. Jeremy S says:

    I love anything with the Prod3000. I swear that I used to work for him. My favorite of the year was the “Job Well Done” from April 16th. This is one of my favorite comics and I look forward to each one.
    Thanks, Doug!

  75. Asha says:

    Congratulations! I love “A short history of time travel” and “Life of Pie”, among many others! Thanks for the wonderful cartoons. ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Courtney says:

    My favorite was Narcissist Comics from April 28th! I actually did print it, paste a headshot photo on there, and tack it to my wall! ๐Ÿ˜€

  77. Toni says:

    My fave is the one with Prod3000 titled “Thank You” from 12/2/11. That cartoon pretty much summed up how my coworkers and I were feeling. (We have since gotten a new boss.)

  78. Katerina says:

    Wait, let me check the folder with my favorites.. Man.. that’s like choosing from a box a chocolates when you’re a chocoholic.. Ok, let it be connect the dots without numbers – fits my current mindset..
    As a person who recently went through all the 450+ pages of cartoons (seeing the progress backwards was fun), I’ll say “please, don’t stop!”. As a person who’s now experiencing a crappy headache, I’ll wish you to never have a migraine again! As someone who still believes she can keep her artistic herself alive while pursuing a dream-career in management, I’ll ask you to, please, keep giving me hope!
    Happy 7th year!

  79. Adam says:

    All my faves of the past year were completely trumped by the Welsh scrabble chickens from 1/27/12!! Ardderchog iawn!!

  80. MmmYarn says:

    Can’t possibly narrow it down to a single favorite! I’ll explain two of my choices.
    1) Ice Cream Man, because that threatening-looking ice cream man makes me nearly giggle out loud every time I see it. I hung it up at work (the other one there is I.T. Department, 1200 A.D. because I work in the I.T. department and rebooting fixes lots of things). I’d print more but I think I’d be accused of eating up an entire yellow toner cartridge.
    2) Common Road Signs, because when I learned to drive I always thought of snakes in the road when I saw that sign and because at least since the end of November I hear “Hammertime!” whenever I see a stop sign.
    Keep the Savage Chickens coming!

  81. Sheepster says:

    I have to go with the “I love you more” cartoon as a favorite. Although it was a tough choice as I love them all!!

  82. Dwight says:

    Doug, thanks for 7 years.

    Hard to chose just one- so many good laughs-got this site bookmarked and read it every single day.

    If you force me to choose just one, it’s the “How to watch reality TV”

  83. Lesley says:

    My favourite is “Conclusive” ๐Ÿ˜€ !!!
    There is nothing more to say.

  84. Joseph says:

    For probably close to a year now a co-worker sends me these or at least shares them with me over my shoulder on his computer. They tickle my fancy.

    Right away “King Kong” is first in my mind, freaking love that one.
    and then looking at all the different top 10s….
    on Doug’s list I remember “Cat Explorer”, the cat ones are great, and then 2 new ones never saw but got a big kick out of are “Godzilla Attacks” and “Off the Hook”.

    Classic stuff man, if i don’t win a book i plan on buying one.

  85. Sara Clรกudio says:

    Hi! ๐Ÿ˜€

    My favourite character is PROD3000, allways!

    Happy birthday!

  86. Teri Benson says:

    One of all my favorites is Coporal Survivalist ………I work there!! LOL!

  87. Matt says:

    Spot the 8 differences was my favorite.

  88. SK says:

    My favourite is, mostly because I have a friend who is obsessed with Scrabble and who married a Welshman who is not interested in Scrabble. It fit them so well!

  89. Sugar Low says:

    you da best doug! what else can i say…. congrats!

  90. Kathleen says:

    By far my favorite was the “Spot the Difference” spider comic. I always love plays those games, and I loved your humor!

  91. Nat says:

    Definately the chickens playing Welsh scrabble. LOL! With a Welsh husband, this one got shared around ALL the family. Keep up the good work.

  92. Chloe says:

    my favorite was How To Cure Your Arachnophobia, but anything with chickens or Timmy Tofu are really good.

  93. Jennay says:

    Wow! Seven years already! Congratulations, Doug ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to every single Chicken cartoon and particularly get a kick out of the more twisted ones.

    Quite a few from the last year stand out to me, especially the Christmas and Cat Adventures cartoons but The Ice Cream Man made me nearly choke on my coffee. Good job!

  94. pera says:

    Sistine chicken. definitely. “Drop the bear”. Hilarious. So funny. Always ‘cracks me up’.

  95. Michael says:

    “Bond Villains”. I especially liked the man with the golden retriever. Too cute!

  96. Christina says:

    Hey! Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚ I like them all, I have to admit it! However if I had to choose, I would say that “Communicating” is one of my favourites… (plus “Movember” and “Change is possible” and…..)

  97. Congratulations and thank you for making my 2011 365 x funnier! Well, it was difficult to choose one favorite cartoon, so I chose one of the Shakespeare series: Double Feature! ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Philip says:

    Without doubt my favourite was OCD Santa!

  99. Suzanne says:

    I enjoy all the cartoons and I am an avid subscriber. I share them with my friends! My favorites are the Freud ones and because I am a computer tech “Known Issues” was my all time favorite on October 11, 2011. Second best that I shared with all my friends was “Life of Pie” I love the chickens! Please keep drawing them they make my day!

  100. Hope says:

    I liked Narcissitron, the transformer who turns into himself.

  101. scfan42 says:

    It took me a while to choose, but i finally narrowed it down. My favorite comic is “Resolutions”, posted on January 2. Keep ’em coming!

  102. Matthew says:

    I loved Narcissitron! He transforms into himself-Awesome!

  103. Jen I says:

    Just before Christmas I printed out “Better Watch Out” and stuck it on the fridge. My 6 yo daughter read it and said with all sincerity, “Santa wouldn’t REALLY do that would he?” That’s made it my favourite now. My kids also like Savage Chickens, but sometimes they don’t get the jokes because they don’t understand Canadian things like ice hockey. This week I’ve had to promise to go hire “Groundhog Day” because they didn’t know what a Groundhog is. Your cartoon is educating us so much about Northern hemisphere culture. I hope you’ll post the book to Australia if we win!

  104. herrkaa says:

    The ultimate cat tree took the prize last year.

  105. Ryan says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite for the whole year but “Off The Hook” makes me laugh every time I see it…It’s not you…It’s Smee!

  106. Robin Gingerich says:

    “I Love My Job” is one of my favorites. Thanks for all you’re doing Doug!

  107. Stacey says:

    The you’re just an asshole Freud love it!

  108. Jack says:

    Any with Corporate Survivalist are great, but the first is my favorite. Lets hire an “expert” to tell us the obvious.

  109. Ana Maria Costa says:


    My favorites were: Adorable Hedgehog and Adorable Hedgehog: round two

  110. sam says:

    My favorite? Well Chewbacca rates high but the Welsh Scrabble Game was the best!!! Ever try to understand Welsh? It’s like driving their skinny, winding unmarked roads – dangerous!

    Thanks for 7 years of chuckles and laughs!

  111. Nora Dudley says:

    My favorite chicken cartoons are by far the Prod3000 cartoons. Since I work in an office I can often relate to the situations, which might seem unfortunate but the cartoons give me something to laugh at. One of my favorites from this past year was Job Well Done from Prod3000.

  112. Nora Dudley says:

    Ooops… I forgot to include the website to the Job Well Done cartoon.

  113. Leah says:

    I LOVE “How to Cure Your Arachnophobia.” But all of them are fantastic. I teach AP Psychology and use at least one of yours per unit!

  114. Lesley says:

    Loved Spot the 8 Differences. It’s how I got introduced to your site from a link I saw on a friend’s blog! Thanks for all the laughs.

  115. Rajat Mittal says:

    It is hard to choose a cartoon, but I like the Chewbacca jokes.

  116. Robin says:

    Causal Friday is my favorite. So true, it should not be funny, but it is! Thank you for drawing these cartoons, they are the bright spot in my work day!

  117. Lisa Fasugbe says:

    I love every single one! I am constantly changing my desktop screen to accommodate the newest, funniest, savage chicken. But if I have to pick, then Ultimate Cat Tree. I e-mailed that to every cat lover I know! Happy 7th!

  118. I realize I’m going to sound like a broken record, but… I love them all, but the one that’s standing out in my mind right now is the ultimate cat tree.

  119. Craig Curtis says:

    My theory is that the relativity of this cartoon “” makes it my favorite!

    It really is hard to pick the best one and I have to share most of them… I am slowly converting my coworkers! Thanks for working so hard Doug and I enjoy your comics and your book!

  120. kingklash says:

    I just started reading these regularly about four months ago, so counting the catching up, it’s been all of them for this year.

  121. Robert says:

    The Ultimate Cat Tree, by far. I’m still constructing a version for my cats.

  122. wanda says:

    My favorite, or favourite since I’m back north of the border, is Contempt from Jan 26th. I have been considering getting it on a cup. It so perfectly sums up my experience at a recent job, me being the mouse. It gives me perspective and a giggle every time I look at it.

  123. Marin says:

    The crowdsurfing porcupine is deffinitely my favourite!

  124. rifframone says:

    What comes to my mind right off is the ‘Aquaman’ one. I have so may favorites it would be hard to narrow them down, but that was the first thought. Chickens + Christopher Walken! Does it get any better?

  125. V says:

    It definitively has to be the “Spot the difference”!!! It got me at least 10 laughs when I showed my family and friends. Thanks Doug!!! <3 your comics!!!

  126. Tuney says:

    I love them all, but I have to admit the cat tree hits closest to home. If only!

  127. laanba says:

    I’ve looked through a lot of the past ones, but I must say that Catnip Mouse is still a winner with me. It makes me laugh every time I see the final panel.

  128. trey says:

    Ohh, tough!
    I really like “Listen to your Heart”
    but my favorite of all time is the “Disenchanted Forest”!

  129. Glenn says:

    ChickenPorcupine always works for me – closely followed by ChickenCatBug. (In 2012, watch out for ChickenCatnipMouse!)

  130. cynric says:

    I liked the wonderfully twisted yet blatant icecreamman.

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